Three Seniors Honored As Scholars Of The Month
Receiving special recognition as “Scholars of the Month” from the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its June 5 meeting at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield were seniors Dylan Wagner of Sherman Central School; Lindsey Stahlman of Brocton Central School; and Gavin Kahle (May recipient) of Sherman Central School. This Scholars of the Month award presentation was the final one for this Rotary club’s year, as the awards were given during each of the ten months of the school year.
Relatives of these outstanding seniors, a principal from one school, and Rotarians were present to honor the students. Rotary Club President Janese Berkhouse presided during the meeting. Following a dinner catered by The Parkview of Westfield, Rotarians Dan Smith and Luci Petrella introduced the three honorees and announced some of their many achievements. Then President Janese Berkhouse congratulated each of the seniors and presented them with a framed certificate.
Dylan Wagner, a Sherman Central School senior, is the son of Donny and Julie Wagner of South Ripley. His academic excellence has earned him the title of Valedictorian of the Sherman Central School Class of 2018. He is vice president of his class, a member of the National Honor Society, and a student member of the Shared Decisions Committee. Throughout his high school years, Wagner has been involved in sports and the arts. He played varsity baseball for two years and varsity golf for two years. He has participated in several school musicals and drama club productions. When he was younger, he was in both the band and choir.
Wagner has been a volunteer at the Special Olympics and has delivered Christmas gifts to the less fortunate in his community. He has also helped to develop the curriculum for and to teach a new class called Digital Science for Sherman Central fifth and sixth grade students. Outside of school, Wagner like to spend time in the outdoors with his friends and family. He enjoys four wheeling, hiking, hunting, golfing, snowboarding, flying, boating and fishing. He is employed at Peek’n Peak as a grill cook and house cook.
He states that he “wants to help save the Earth, because we have only one, and the path we are on now is very destructive and something needs to be done.” Following high school, Wagner plans to attend The State University of New York Environmental School of Science and Forestry. He will be studying bio process engineering in conjunction with Syracuse University. Bio process engineering involves the design and development of equipment and processes for the manufacturing of products from renewable resources. Wagner intends to work in the American West.
Lindsey Stahlman, a Brocton Central School senior, is he daughter of Donald and Jacqueline Stahlman of Portland. She is academically ranked in the 11th spot of the graduating class of 42 students. During her high school years, she has earned college credits by completing the Jamestown Community College course of pre-calculus.
Stahlman is a member of the National Honor Society, the Brocton Interact Club (a high school volunteer service organization that is affiliated with Rotary International), and French club. She is the copy editor of The Brocton Review school newspaper, and she earned a first place in photography at the 2018 Fredonia State Media Day. Her interests include journalism, math and volleyball. During her four years of participating in volleyball, she was a setter. She also enjoys attending sporting events to show support for her friends.
Outside of school, Stahlman is employed at Wing City Grille in Fredonia, where she has worked for two years as a hostess and more recently as an expediter and server. Also, she is a babysitter for two local families. In the fall, Stahlman plans to attend SUNY Fredonia with an undeclared major. She is considering a major in speech pathology or special education. After earning her college diploma, she hopes to travel to many different countries and then settle somewhere in the U.S. South to pursue her career.
Gavin Kahle, a Sherman Central School senior and a May Scholar of the Month recipient, is the son of Eric and Kristi Kahle of Sherman. Kahle, who has always been an honor roll student, is academically ranked third in his graduating class. He is the Sherman Central School Class of 2018 Historian. While in high school, Kahle has taken several Jamestown Community College courses, which has gained him college credits and a glimpse of what awaits him in college.
During his high school years, he has been the team captain for the High School Bowl Academic Team, a basketball player, and a member of the drama club. Last summer Kahle had the opportunity to travel to Spain with the Spanish Club, of which he says “was an educational trip of a lifetime.” Also, Kahle has been a member of the high school band since seventh grade, and he credits his love of music to Mr. Minton.
When he is not in school, Kahle enjoys hunting, fishing, boating on Findley Lake and spending time with his friends and family. He has worked at Peek’n Peak for four years, and recently started a summer job at the Bridgeview One Stop in Bemus Point. This fall Kahle will be attending the University of Buffalo School of Engineering where he will focus his studies on either environmental or civil engineering.
The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville congratulates Dylan Wagner, Lindsey Stahlman and Gavin Kahle on their outstanding academic achievement and accomplishments, and it wishes them much success in college and during their professional careers. As the school year is concluding, this is the final Scholars of the Month recognition by the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club until the fall. See you in September.